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LUCY'S DELIGHT. English, Country Dance Tune (cut time). G Mixolydian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABBCC. The melody was first published in David Rutherford's Compleat Collection of 200 of the Most Celebrated Country Dances (London, 1756). It also appears in the music manuscript collections of Thomas Hammersley (London, 1790), fiddler George White (Cherry Valley, N.Y., 1790), flute player Micah Hawkins (New York, 1794), and Luther Kingsley (Mansfield, Conn., 1795). Hammersley gives "Ye Villa" as an alternate title.
Source for notated version:
Printed sources: Thompson (Compleat Collection of 200 Favourite Country Dances, vol. 1), 1757; No. 185.